Net Worth:$6.8 billion – As of March 2012
Source of wealth: De Beers, inherited
South Africa’s Richest Person: #1
Age:66 , Citizenship : South Africa , Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa
Marital Status: Married, Children:1
Nicky Oppenheimer is worth $6.8 billion. He is the richest person in South Africa and is the 139th richest person in the world. How did he get rich? He is the chairman of De Beers diamonds, of course, and also has a significant interest in Anglo-American plc, the gold mining company. He also owns Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, the largest private game reserve in South Africa.